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3-yrs after disaster, S’Korean sunken ship slowly emerges



3-yrs after disaster, S'Korean sunken ship slowly emerges

Three years after it sadly sank killing no less than 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, a South Korean ferry which capsized has emerged from the grey sea authorities say.

The emergence of the ferry, the Sewol, which was structurally unsound, overloaded and travelling too fast on a turn when it capsized and sunk during a routine voyage off the southwest coast on April 16, 2014 brought back sad memories of the incident.

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“We can’t help but feel stunned seeing the ship being raised,” Lee Kum-hee, whose daughter Cho Eun-hwa was one of the nine, told reporters.

“My Eun-hwa has been in that dirty place. My poor Eun-hwa. It’s been heart-breaking, how cold she’s been there,” Lee said in tears.

Following the re-emegence of the ferry, bereaved families have been calling for the ship to be raised and for a more thorough investigation into the disaster.
Officials also hope to find the last nine missing bodies on the ferry when it capsized to the dismay of many.


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